I bought these for my grandsons last summer, but could hardly face the idea of parting with them.
I feared that they would immediately be lost, so initially I gave them just ONE EACH. The next time I saw the boys (a few seconds later) both marbles had already gone, so I now feel vilified in having put the remainders aside.
Back in a loft in the UK I have a small collection of 'antique' marbles. These modern ones are not particularly well made, but they are still very beautiful objects.
I've always viewed marbles as a tiny example of man's control of nature. First, dig some sand.... etc.
still Life II - I have bowed to flattery and as the dogs slept in the garden and a ham joint cooked in the oven, as requested I have snapped some more photos of the cottag...
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